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By Elmer Doonan, Julie Macfarlane

Now in its moment version, this renowned and profitable publication is vital studying for all attorneys and vocational scholars. The Civil method principles 1998 have redefined the position of pleadings and brought a brand new felony vocabulary. they've got altered considerably the age-old principles that say how circumstances can be pleaded. during this re-creation, the part on pleadings has been thoroughly rewritten to take account of such adjustments. each attorney has to draft, and blunders are usually expensive and infrequently catastrophic. Readable, useful and thorough, "Drafting" outlines, with consistent connection with examples, the rules that practice to the drafting of all felony files. a number of the ideas have remained unchanged for years, yet their misapplication nonetheless reasons difficulties. This booklet outlines the specialists which govern the development of records, and shows the best way to say what you actually suggest.

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Apart from those cases in which the client gives instructions which both client and lawyer assume from the outset will require a legal document, there may be occasions when the drafting process begins with the client seeking legal advice and, as a result of the client accepting that advice, a document may need to be drafted. For example, a client may start the process by asking for advice on whether he should enter a partnership. If, as a result of the advice, he decides to enter the partnership, it is likely that a partnership agreement will need to be drafted.

It will depend on the nature and complexity of the document being drafted and, in particular, whether a precedent is to be used as the foundation of the first draft. Using a precedent If a precedent is to be used, it will need to be read through at the outset to ensure that it is up to date and appropriate. The factual matters which are specific to the document, such as the names and other details of the parties, will need to be added, as will any The Drafting Process 43 recitals that are considered necessary.

Cross-references in the document and references to provisions in other documents may need to be checked several times for accuracy, and clauses read and re-read to ensure they are not repetitive of matters stated elsewhere in the document, or do not overlap in some other way. The legal implications of the words used in other provisions in the same document and related documents may also require careful consideration. If it is necessary to attend to some or all of these matters, it is likely that the composing stage will take considerable time to complete.

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